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Old 12-31-2011, 02:52 PM  
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2012 Kansas City Royals Repository Thread

2012 Slogan: Our Time

A better, more accurate 2012 Slogan: It is Finally Next Year
(from Great Expectations)

An alternative slogan if you don't like that one: Someone has to win this crappy division
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With the beginning of a new year, it is time for the 2012 version of the Royals Repository Thread. We've got Hosmer, we've got a 2011-dominating Gordon, we've got Moose, we've got hopefully a killer bullpen, we've got a stereotypical slow slugging DH, we've got easily one of the best defensive shortstops in the AL, we've got a promising catcher in Salvador Perez. Hell, we've got offense and promising prospects galore.

We do not have starting pitching.

Oh yeah, we've also got this:



Get ready for, (as of January 2012 anyway), one of the most confusing puzzles of a baseball season in recent Royals history. Will they suck? Maybe, I don't know. Will we be given a year of 0.500 baseball? Possibly, I don't know. Will they win the division and go to the playoffs for the first time in 27 years? For the first time in a long time, it could happen, I don't know. 92 losses, 92 wins, or anything in between would not surprise a lot of us.

Everything goes here except Gameday threads and really big news. If a giant story breaks, the Royals achieve some awesome milestone, or we sign/lose a highly significant player/coach/mascot/whatever, then it might also deserve its own thread. This being Chiefs Planet, please do not clutter the board with new threads about trivial Royals news or you will only annoy those who come here for just Chiefs football. If you aren't sure and its not a Gameday thread, it goes here.

What sort of stuff often goes here? SPchief explained it well, so I'll just copy that:

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If you locate something of interest.. ANYTHING.. deals on apparel, best ways in/out of the stadium, giveaways, great stories from this season or from seasons gone by, rumors, trades, anything.... feel free to post it here.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #8731
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Meh..it's still the Royals. You just know that Hosmer and Moose Tacos will bust, and these FA pitchers will blow their arms out in June.
As bad as they are at baseball, they've been awfully good at convincing me offseason after offseason to continue to watch them lose. No doubt about that.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #8732
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As bad as they are at baseball, they've been awfully good at convincing me offseason after offseason to continue to watch them lose. No doubt about that.
They really don't have to do much next season. The Chiefs have got the Royals advertising covered for 2013.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #8733
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #8734
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #8735
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #8736
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #8737
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:54 PM   #8738
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #8739
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If the Royals get one more decent pitcher, doesn't have to be an ace, but if we at least have 3 #3's, keep Myers, and get rid of Hoch, I'll attend more games in 2013 than I ever have in any other season, and its a long drive from Des Moines.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #8740
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I still think the city as a whole is just waiting to become a baseball town. One more pitcher, a top one, could do it. The K would be 30,000+ every Friday and Saturday and would easily average 20 K the rest of the games. Even Glass wouldn't be able to do math funky enough to cover up the massive profits.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #8741
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I still think the city as a whole is just waiting to become a baseball town. One more pitcher, a top one, could do it. The K would be 30,000+ every Friday and Saturday and would easily average 20 K the rest of the games. Even Glass wouldn't be able to do math funky enough to cover up the massive profits.
You need to raise your standards. KC averaged about 21,700 in 2012, Royals fans turn out even for horrible games. A good year would be about 2.5MM, a great one would be 3 million tickets.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:44 PM   #8745
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Kudos to Dayton for the Paulino signing. Best news of the day for me.
We played hardball with him and Paulino blinked, got him to sign for less than what he would have gotten in arbitration, because I guess we convinced him that we would cut him and then he'd probably get less on the open market.
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